Monday, January 31, 2011

Organizing: Weekly Outfits

The first step in finding a solution for a problem, as we all know, is to acknowledge there is a problem. In my case, there were two problems that prevented me from looking presentable when doing the school run.

One - I like to have stuff ready
Two - I panic when I have to make split-second decisions

This meant I ended up running out of the house in sweatpants and one of my husband's t-shirts most days, because nothing in my own closet seemed to suit.

Now, with a little pre-planning, I am hardly likely to make Vanity Fair's Best Dressed List but at least I don't look like complete and utter shit while dropping the boys at school.

No, I don't make a pic like this every week, this is just for demonstration purposes :D

What I do do is, set up my clothes and accessories on hangers so they are ready to go, and all I have to do is grab them and get dressed.

Every weekend I take 7 hangers for the upcoming week and first hang a pair of pants on the hanger bar, then take out some t-shirts/tanks/blouses and hang them on. If it's going to be a chilly week, layer on the cardigan/jacket/sweater.

I also add the accessories at this point - any jewelry gets hung on the hanger, as do scarves if needed. Brooches/pins get put on the outer garment. If I think I'll wear a hat, then I either stuff it in a pocket or lay it over the pants hanging inside.

This is just my little method to look respectable in the mornings. It works for me, it alleviates my panic (I take meds, but I'd rather make things as easy as I can) and I don't need to think about it too much. Win-win!

I'm linking this up to Amanda's Weekend Bloggy Reading Party!
Weekend Bloggy Reading

6 comments:

Diana Lee said...

Cool idea, Claudia! If I could ever get my clean laundry put away I think that would help me a lot, lol.

The English Organizer said...

Great way of making mornings less chaotic!

Jill said...

I agree, I do the sam,e for me and the girls! Makes the morning go so much smoother. :-)

Thanks for your sweet comment about Hayley's jewelry I really appreciate and so does she!

Have a great night!

Blessings,
Jill

Paula said...

You know, I used to do this and it really works. I hate getting ready in the morning and your method would make things so much easier.

I'm visiting from Amanda's party. Hope you'll drop by my blog.

Michaela said...

What a great idea!! I always pick out my outfits the night before, but this would help a lot- doing it a week at a time! Love this (:
Stopping by from Amanda's party (:

Amanda @ Serenity Now said...

Thanks again, Claudia, for linking this up! It was my pleasure to feature it! :)